Above is Dino Stomp Line Activity Mat from Discount School Supply. It is 20 feet long. While you can't totally see it, along the right side is a ruler with the inches and feet marked off. There are 20 numbered dino footprints.
All of our programs are held in a large meeting room that seats 100 people. This includes outside performers, story times, etc. The sides of the room have large metallic doors which I have adopted as display space since we really don't have any in the library. Above is the completed dino feet display so you can see the whole thing.
I made a giant T-Rex foot. Yes, the size is accurate. There is a nearby label that says "A T-Rex foot was 3.3 feet long."
Then I traced my foot on purple. I added another sign that says, "Mrs. Lisa's foot is 9 inches long." To get the kids (and their parents) thinking, I made a couple more signs:
- How big is your foot?
- Which foot is the biggest? The littlest?
- You can fit about 20 of Mrs. Lisa's feet in T-Rex's footprint.